I remember laying in my hospital bed when I was in labor, thinking how tired I was. I was probably about 15 hours in, when I thought to myself “I can’t believe I’m going to start motherhood being this tired!” For some reason, the thought never crossed my mind that I was going to start my journey as a mom, already being awake for over 24 hours.
Although I was exhausted, as a mother you never forget that moment when your child is handed to you for the first time. Other than skin-to-skin contact, your baby was probably wrapped up and swaddled, a true bundle of joy. When I was sent home from the hospital, I was given what has turned out to be my favorite swaddling blanket. SwaddleDesigns blankets are the ONLY blanket that have easy and safe, 123 Swaddle® label instructions sewed right into the seam. They also come in multiple darling colors and prints, and were actually large enough to keep my almost 9lb. and long baby swaddled.
This past spring, SwaddleDesigns announced a new, awesome program for parents called SwaddleClub. Wanting to help exhausted parents, SwaddleDesigns teamed up with Dr. Harvey Karp, creator of the Happiest Baby on the Block, to provide white noise and baby care videos easily accessible on any smart phone. The SwaddleClub label is an easy-to-use QR code, or everything can be found by searching for SwaddleClub on any one of the popular search engines on your smartphone or computer.
The SwaddleClub is a free service that provides white noise, by the Happiest Baby, to help calm and comfort your baby, as well as helpful safe sleep information for new moms and dads. SwaddleDesigns found that during the first year of parenthood, over 50% of parents get less than 6 hours of sleep at night, and lack of sleep can lead to depression, anger, overeating, marriage problems, and impaired decisions due to being exhausted; this includes making decisions that may put your baby at risk of SIDS.
Now, if you’re like me, and thousands of other moms, who wouldn’t want more sleep?? The first step in taking part of SwaddleClub is heading over to www.swaddleclub.com, sign up for free, and check out how to safely get more sleep for both you and your baby.